Journey

Journey.
🔥Welcome to the wilderness. Welcome to quietness;
to being alone.
Welcome to playing music for trees, like David,
and talking to bushes, like Moses.
Whether they’re burning or not, it doesn’t matter anymore.
you’re here now.🔥 Nathan Smith via Z. Hoag  

Lent meditation: #theLiturgists

Lent practice: #rethinkchurch

Lent soundtrack: #jessewill

Goodness.
Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life,

and I shall dwell in the house of the Lord my whole life long. Psalm 23:6


🎶This wind leaves me alone

The land below me turns to roam,

You say the water is warm

I say the current is wrong
🎶Mama, Say

Mama, Say

Tell me how a step closer is further away

🎶: Jesse Will

Love

Lent 2017
Lent meditation: #theLiturgists

Lent practice: #rethinkchurch

Lent soundtrack: #dawestheband
Shepherd.

💚The Lord is my shepherd, I shall not want.💚

Psalm 24:1


🎶You might be love’s reminder,

but love is all I am.

Love is all I am.
🎶I need a graceful, proud way to let go,

to smile and accept the things that you don’t know.

The losses and the gains blurred

the weight of these as last words.
🎶And love is not excitement.

It’s not kissing or holding hands.

I’m not some assignment,

no, love is all I am.

Love is all I am.

Love is all I am.

Dawes, Love is All I am

Rest

Rest.
Lent meditation: #theLiturgists

Lent practice: #rethinkchurch

Lent soundtrack: #theBeatles

Rescue.

💚Do not, O Lord, withhold your mercy from me; let your steadfast love and your faithfulness keep me safe forever.

Psalm 40:11💚


🎶Once there was a way,

To get back homeward.

Once there was a way

To get back home.

Sleep, pretty darling,

Do not cry

And I will sing a lullaby.

🎶Golden slumbers,

Fill your eyes

Smiles await you when you rise

Sleep pretty darling

Do not cry

And I will sing a lullaby.

💚Do not, O Lord, withhold your mercy from me; let your steadfast love and your faithfulness keep me safe forever.💚

🎶Smiles await you when you rise

🎶: The Beatles, Golden Slumbers


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#lent2017

Joyful

Lent 2017
Lent meditation: #theLiturgists
Lent practice: #rethinkchurch
Lent soundtrack: #mumfordandsons

💚Then I said, “Here I am;

    in the scroll of the book it is written of me.

I delight to do your will, O my God;

    your law is within my heart.” Psalm 40:7-8

🎶Cause I have other things to fill my time

You take what is yours and I’ll take mine

Now let me at the truth

Which will refresh my broken mind

💚Here I am.

🎶So tie me to a post and block my ears

I can see widows and orphans through my tears

I know my call despite my faults

And despite my growing fears

💚Here I am.

🎶But I will hold on hope

And I won’t let you choke

On the noose around your neck

And I’ll find strength in pain

And I will change my ways

I’ll know my name as it’s called again

💚Here I am.

🎶Cause I need freedom now

And I need to know how

To live my life as it’s meant to be

The Cave, Mumford and Sons

Go

Lent 2017

Lent meditation: #theLiturgists
Lent practice: #rethinkchurch
Lent soundtrack: #paulmccartney

This morning, as I walked up to the cafe for breakfast, I heard a Paul McCartney song that I had not heard for a long time–and it wasn’t just for my ears–it was open and free as it played on the radio. I was giddy and alive.

💚Go through the day and night and hear that God is your fan, he’s singing your song.💚


🎶Baby, I’m amazed at the way you love me all the time,

And maybe I’m afraid of the way I love you.🎶

💚5 You have multiplied, O Lord my God,

    your wondrous deeds and your thoughts toward us;

    none can compare with you.💚

Psalm 40:5

🎶Maybe I’m amazed at the way you pulled me out of time,

You hung me on the line.

Maybe I’m amazed at the way I really need you.🎶

💚Wondrous.💚

🎶Baby, I’m a man, maybe I’m a lonely man

Who’s in the middle of something

That he doesn’t really understand.🎶

💚Were I to proclaim and tell of them,

    they would be more than can be counted.💚

🎶Maybe I’m amazed at the way you’re with me all the time,

Maybe I’m afraid of the way I leave you.🎶

🎶Maybe I’m amazed at the way you help me sing my song,

Right me when I’m wrong-

Maybe I’m amazed at the way I really need you.🎶 

Afraid

Lent 2017
🎶Put your dreams away for now

I won’t see you for some time🎶
Lent meditation: #theLiturgists

Lent practice: #rethinkchurch

Lent soundtrack: #theheadandtheheart


Trust. Psalm 40:1-4

1 I waited patiently for the Lord;

    he inclined to me and heard my cry.

2 He drew me up from the desolate pit,

    out of the miry bog,

and set my feet upon a rock,

    making my steps secure.
🎶Momma once told me

You’re already home where you feel love

I am lost in my mind

I get lost in my mind🎶
3 He put a new song in my mouth,

    a song of praise to our God.

Many will see and fear,

    and put their trust in the Lord.
🎶Oh my brother

Your wisdom is all that I need

Oh my brother

Don’t you worry ’bout me🎶
4 Happy are those who make

    the Lord their trust,

who do not turn to the proud,

    to those who go astray after false gods.
🎶How’s that bricklayin’ coming

How’s your engine running

Is that bridge getting built

Are your hands getting filled

Won’t you tell me my brother

‘Cause there are stars up above

We can start moving forward🎶
Happy are those who make

    the Lord their trust.

🎶You’re already home where you feel love🎶
🎶I get lost.🎶

#lent2017 

Beloved

Lent 2017
“There’s so much you can be in your future once you learn it has nothing to do with your past.” Past Due, Brian Andreas

Lent meditation: #theLiturgists

Lent practice: #rethinkchurch

Lent soundtrack: #lordhuron

Hear.

Do not harden your hearts…

Psalm 95:8


🎶I am not the only traveler

Who has not repaid his debt

I’ve been searching for a trail to follow again

Take me back to the night we met
And then I can tell myself

What the hell I’m supposed to do

And then I can tell myself

Not to ride along with you
I had all and then most of you, some and now none of you

Take me back to the night we met  

I don’t know what I’m supposed to do, haunted by the ghost of you

Oh take me back to the night we met🎶 The Night We Met, Lord Huron


Rest, beloved. Be loved, my heart.
Meditations available for patrons of the Liturgists on Patreon.

Speak

Speak
Lent meditation: #theLiturgists

Lent practice: #rethinkchurch

Lent soundtrack: #nickdrake

Worship

For he is our God, and we are the people of his pasture, and the sheep of his hand.

O that today you would listen to his voice! Psalm 95:7
🎶Who’ll hear what I say?🎶


🎶And open wide the hymns you hide

You’ll find renown while people frown

At things that you say

But say what you’ll say.
About the farmers and the fun

And the things behind the sun

And the people round your head

Who say everything’s been said

And the movement in your brain

Sends you out into the rain🎶

Things Behind the Sun #nickdrake

Listen.

Meditations available for patrons of The Liturgists on Patreon.

Presence

Lent 2017

Presence.

May our children’s feet be more swift than ours to walk and be with the wounded.

Let’s show the children how we can do better.

Lent meditation: #theLiturgists

Lent practice: #rethinkchurch

Lent soundtrack: #GungorMusic

Creation.

Psalm 95:4-5

4 In his hand are the depths of the earth;

the heights of the mountains are his also.

5 The sea is his, for he made it,

and the dry land, which his hands have formed.
All the world watched his little body there.

Innocent and still

At the water’s edge

And it stole our breath

Love that holds him now,

Asks for more than words
Will we be who we’ve always said we are? — Gungor

Presence.

We are here.

Refugees are welcome here.

Creation is here.

For the Lord is a great God

Will we be who we’ve always said we are? 

The sea is his, for he made it,

    and the dry land, which his hands have formed.

See

Lent 2017

Lent meditation: #theLiturgists

Lent practice: #rethinkchurch

Lent soundtrack: #roopanes

Extol.

Let us come into his presence with thanksgiving; let us make a joyful noise to him with songs of praise! Psalm 95:2


🎶Further than the eye can see, but nearer than the air I breathe,

I don’t need to see the end, to follow you all the way my friend.

Because your love takes us where we want to go!🎶 Roo Panes